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1961 arrest photo of CORE member Dave Dennis as Freedom Rider

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Title

1961 arrest photo of CORE member Dave Dennis as Freedom Rider

Subject

New Orleans CORE

Description

This is the 1961 arrest photo for CORE member Dave Dennis as a Freedom Rider in Jackson, Mississippi. At the time he was a 20 years old student at Dillard University.

A member of New Orleans CORE, he became a field director for CORE in Mississippi replacing Tom Gaither. He was also the co-director of the Council of Federated Organizations (COFO) which organized the Freedom Summer project in 1964. He has become one of the most well known CORE members especially due to his moving eulogy at the funeral of murdered CORE worker James Chaney.

Dennis went on to get his JD from the University of Michigan Law School and is now the director of the Southern Initiative of Algebra Project, a "nonprofit organization that uses mathematics as an organizing tool to ensure quality public school education for every child in America" especially Black and other non-White students.*

* http://www.algebra.org

Creator

Jackson, Mississippi Police Department

Source

The Mississippi Department of Archives and History

Publisher

The Mississippi Department of Archives and History

Date

May 24, 1961

Rights

public domain

Coverage

Jackson, MS.

Files

Citation

Jackson, Mississippi Police Department, “1961 arrest photo of CORE member Dave Dennis as Freedom Rider,” The CORE Project, accessed October 23, 2017, http://www.thecoreproject.org/omeka/items/show/62.